Discord V2

Discord V2 3d printed Figurines Sculptures This is what the fully assembled model should look like.
This is what the fully assembled model should look like.
  • White

    White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.

    $48.00

IMPORTANT: production of this model in full-color via Shapeways is temporarily suspended as I work to build a version that they will print reliably - and possibly a new pose.

In the mean time, you can order a smaller version (with optional upscaling) through Sculpteo, a competing 3d printing service.


This is the second version of my Discord model. In response to Shapeways' retroactive statement that the initial model was unprintable/unshippable due to material stress from the limbs and wings, I have modified my approach.

The updated version ships in six pieces, which are safely assembled (with the aid of connectors printed in strong and flexible plastic) by the end user. Make sure to order the connectors, which are a separate item because they need to be printed in flexible plastic, too! Otherwise, you're going to have problems putting it together. Alternatively, you can skip the connectors and use super glue if you are confident you can align everything yourself.


Click here to order the model and necessary connectors together.

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The statue is approximately 16.5cm (or about six inches) high when assembled.

Assembly Instructions:

  • Step 1: Insert the end of the large connector with outward-facing prongs into the neck.
  • Step 2: Attach the arms to the body. They will be loose - the long prongs of the connector you just attached to the head will secure them once the head is attached.
  • Step 3: Attach the head/connector assembly to the body, being careful to ensure that the connector's prongs hook into the arms' loops. The head and arms should now be secure (although minor looseness is unavoidable).
  • Step 4: Attach the wings using the small connectors.
  • Step 6: Enjoy your new draconequus!

For a more permanent connection, try gluing the connectors in place during assembly.

Dimensions

IN: 4.599 w x 4.599 d x 4.599 h
CM: 11.682 w x 10.16 d x 12.212 h

Comments

 
Wow! cool!
February 7, 2014, 11:10 pm
Yeah, the lion paw on mine also had the connector that joins it to the body break. And honestly, my connectors are absolutely worthless and definitely not worth the money. Neither of the wings sits flush against the body. The purple wing had a very large gap as only the tip of the connector went into the slot on the body. I wound up just super gluing the entire thing together anyways. Still, it's a nice model and I'm happy with it. I'd just skip the connectors if I were to purchase this again.
July 14, 2013, 12:09 am
@Aerodrache Man, I hope they at least got some of them right! I'm currently looking into another manufacturer who can print the model in a single piece, but it'll take a while. In the mean time, you can always toss the connector and use superglue for a tighter, stronger bond.
July 6, 2013, 2:47 am
I seem to have had a problem similar to what @valforwing got; neither the blue wing nor its corresponding spot on the back have a slot deep enough to actually hold half of a small connector. I'm going to have to go in there and carve out a bit of material to make it work. Man, Shapeways, you had one job...
July 6, 2013, 2:22 am
@valforwing Absolutely. I've dropped test prints ts before, and superglue always fixes breaks quite well. I'm guessing the clog in the wing hole was from un-removed support material from Shapeways' printing process; if anyone else experiences this let me know so I can tweak the design.
July 5, 2013, 5:42 am
would superglue work for fixing broken parts on this? the lion paw loop broke off, while i was trying to attach the bird wing....there was some really soft almost glue like materia clogging up the left wing hole. i could'nt clean it out very well then the arm broke off. still nice statue
July 5, 2013, 5:28 am
I ordered the early version of this model, which Shapeways discontinued rather than send to me. The model's creator, "uncommented," was an absolute pleasure to work with, however. He communicated directly with me, was very responsive to all of my e-mails, and the result was having this new model arrive in the mail a couple of days ago. - - - - While figuring out how the pieces fit together was a bit difficult (I forgot about the assembly instructions on this very page) the thing looks absolutely *fantastic* on my desk at work. It's sized/shaped to hold a pencil, and looks rather stunning while doing so. I highly recommend this model, and would be happy to order from "uncommented" in the future. Just don't forget to order the (dirt cheap) plastic connectors, too!
June 20, 2013, 1:51 am